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and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
; the profession of medicine- the doctors; and the profession of law. and these three professions, what it means to be a professional is to profess your faithfulness to a particular service to humanity- to spirit, body, and community, the human community. there's no doubt that law, in its highest function, is designed to bring order and community out of diversity and disorder. and the thing that i'm most concerned about in terms of what's happened to american legal practice is that the ideal of the rambo lawyer who is advocating a winner-take-all solution for a client is in fact a betrayal of the deepest roots of what the law is. one way i've said that is that i think that lawyers really should be- and are, ideally- the secular ministers of american democracy. our society, which is one of increasing diversity and increasing conflict, certainly needs a professional group able to see the harmony that can be distilled out of this diversity- that is the function of the american lawyer at his or her best. and to the extent that the legal profession has become simply a warriors' profession, it's lost
but they will finish warmer. >> also, why law enforcement in the city of oakland is coming to an unfortunate end. it's 8:30 on sunday, april 21st. thank you for joining us. i'm ann. >> and i'm phil. we have a lot of news and coverage. security in the wake of the boston bombing. how will it affect bay area events? >> and we have more on the immigration debate when it comes to the affects on silicon valley. we're in boston with the high- level interrogation team standing by to talk with the one man behind and who they believe is behind the bombings. >> and as susan macinnis tells us, the suspect is too injured to speak. >> reporter: law enforcement officers remain staked out this morning at the boston hospital where dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held under heavy guard waiting to charge him. his injuries are serious. including a bullet wound to the neck that investigators say may have been self-inflicted. >> they say it appears from the wound that he might have stuck the gun to his mouth and fired. >> reporter: that may have happened when police found him hiding in a boat friday night. investigators relea
that law enforcement are focused on, areas where large crowds are expected to gather, not just sporting events, but shopping malls and transit hubs. we're seeing the same thing in airports, like los angeles international airport. travelers can expect do see bomb-sniffing dogs, increased police, extra security going through the airport, not just at lax, but airports all around the region. police are also reaching out on social media, twitter and facebook, asking the public this evening to be especially vigilant. again, we want to emphasize there has been no incredible threat in southern california, but the message from law enforcement all around california tonight, to the public, is to watch out, to be alert, and to report anything that seemed out of the ordinary. >> all right, see something, say something, taking on a whole new heightened meaning. thanks so much. >>> now we want to go to our abc producer kendall heap, because she was there, near the finish line in boston at the moment the bombs went off. kendall, i want to bring you in once again, describe to us once more exactly what y
stat news 10 years and it tines border security and makes exceptions for law-abodying immigrant whose arrived at minors and completed high school. the bill is called a "compromise." >> there are changes in the weather. that is called "job security." >> wish we could have some rain, that would help a lot families and farmers. but it will not happen. sit back. relax. enjoy the warm sunshine that is coming our way even to the coast where there will be some gorgeous sunsets the next couple of days, feel friend to send some of those to us. we would love to see them. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air is. we will talk about the winds. they are gusty in spots. 28 at fairfield. to 24 miles per hour at napa. sfo at 20. 17 at novato. 16 in san carlos. most of the winds are coming from the north and the northwest. this is going to be the case for the better part of today as we continue our transition from that area of low pressure and the real winds we had monday to high pressure and calmer weather. transition has been quiet other than the breezy areas and there will be less of them today u
pictures of the bomb kpoent skpdz batteries they immediately reached out to law enforcement. these are pictures of the bits and pieces of the kpoents. employees noticed one sinked battery in the pictures they called the authorities. >> we contacted both boston police department and the fbi. >> this vice president at syn -- tenergy says it's usually used to power remote control toy autos i don't think there is anything in particularly unique to this. however, i thits more attractive for that sort of use. another battery could have been used if it's rechargeable. >> however, it's zibed to fit into compact cars or trucks so it can only be ordered online or purchased through hobby shops. >> outside of the arena it's not fairly well known. >> they are hoping to work with investigators and are shocked one battery may have been use ntd boston bombing. >> these are generally developed for toys to. bring people enjoyment. the fact they're used in this horrific sway apalling. >> he tells me he personally called the tv aand fbi and gave them his contact information. they told him they'
. the death toll still estimated at 5 to 15. >> one of the missing persons was a firefighter/law enforcement officer. i can tell you that individual has been found. he is in a hospital and he has some pretty serious injuries. i don't know the status whether it's critical, serious or whatever. but i was told he is in the hospital. has pretty serious injuries. there are still firefighters missing. >> police say there has been massive out pours from governor's office to feds and other agencies. in the nearby town of abbot we got this video in. 100 cots have been set up to take care of people who will be left homeless and grief counselors to deal with what's happening. >>> we are also now getting reports of lewding happening in the damaged neighborhoods. >> that is a significant concern to us. this is a community that we are going to do our absolute best to protect. and if that means offending folks by not letting them come home right away to keep them safe and neighborhood safe, we'll do that and apologize later. >> you are looking at video that was shot overnight. in terms of new pictures, we
to talked to a law enforcement agent. there was a pressure documenter lid that went up -- cooker lid that went up in the explosion. it landed on the rooftop. of this is critical. investigators so far have indicated they think one, if not two of the bombs was made out of a pressure cooker. finding another part of it and finding where it landed will be one more piece of what we know is a very complicated puzzle. pam? >> emily, since you've been there all week. and you are near a pretty big crime scene there. what about the businesses that are in that area? what is it like there? >> reporter: it's a really good question. when you look at the cars going behind me, it looks normal and then you go two more blocks down. it's completely shut off. you can't get to those businesses. we have the hotel that's very nearby. the perimeter is right on the edge of the perimeter of this crime scene. and the area that's blocked off and yesterday just to get back to my hotel after we were talking with you, i had to show them my photo i.d. i had to show them my hotel key before i was able to go. and our
starts now. >> good morning our top story this morning. law enforcement agencies are putting with the public to come forward with photographs, videos or any information that might help them solve the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at monday's boston marathon off. >> it has been two days since the bomb attacks. we're learning more about the victims' and devices used by the bombers. >> emily schmidt is joining us live from boston with an update on the investigation. >> he was never sat or down he was happy and cheerful and ready to go. he was just all around a wonderful kid. >> and boston university graduate student from china were also killed in the blast. >> investigators a not sure whether the attack which came with no warning was foreign or domestic. >> at this time there are no claims of responsibility. the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. >> the fbi began piecing together what caused the blast analyzing debris from the bomb. >> among items recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be from a back pack and what appear to be
a new same-sex marriage law in the country. new zealand is the first nation in the asian pacific region to support a marriage equality law and it is the 13th country in the world to do so. lawmakers in uruguay approved the marriage law last week that its president is expected to sign. >>> on capitol hill, a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers is in jeopardy. the senate plans to vote today on the bipartisan proposal but more republicans are saying they oppose it. at this point it seems headed for defeat unless supporters can turn votes around in these closing hours. the senate is also set to vote on other amendments on a gun control bill. >>> coming up, a little sports, barry zito putting his 14 inning scoreless streak on the line last night. we'll tell you how he did. >> plus, a heartfelt tribute at yankee stadium for the boston bombing victims. >> cool. >> but first, as we count down to opening day, here's a live look at the new bay bridge. we'll be right back. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there
to rescue her sister-in-law. here's what she saw when she got there. >> i could see windows blown out. a lot of debris inside the rest home. everybody there was helping move the residents across the street to the parking lot. wheelchairs were being pushed down the street. we were carrying them. first responders were all there in their trucks, their vehicles. anybody in the area was there to move residents to the football field. >> your sister-in-law, had she gotten out of the nursing home before the ceiling collapsed? >> she said the ceiling collapsed on her, and when she got to the hospital and they removed her, the covers, she was covered with broken glass. she's totally disabled, couldn't get out at all. the staff got her out. by the time i got to the rest home i couldn't find her. i was going up and down the street trying to find her. >> i can't imagine you've ever seen anything like this before. >> no, no, you can imagine whole streets, the houses have been destroyed. when i left my sister's house heading to the rest home there was a family at the street that had nowhere to go. i gave t
brother-in- law last night. it happened around 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of deharo street in san francisco's potrero hill neighborhood. when police arrived on the scene, the funny man with multiple stab wounds to his head, arms, chest. when they try to assist the victim, another man came towards officers with a hammer. police chief stated that one of the officers fired his gun out this a suspect refused to drop his weapon. >> he can get the officers with a hammer raised and he did not comply and that is when the officers returned fire. >> no one else was injured in the incident. the man who was stabbed is in serious condition at the hospital. >> here is a update for a hot spot on 580. >> you see that they have cleared the second semi truck from the scene of the crash on 580 westbound. we still however you will have to wait for a caltran sweeper truck. if they are you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a
into law today requiring soft story buildings to undergo seismic retro fits within seven years. these are building was housing units above open spaces like garages. these structures suffered most damage during the 1989 earthquake. staff will start evaluating buildings in the fall and alert home owners of the work they need to do. >> on the peninsula, volunteers went house to house part of a drill to get ready for a -- get first responders ready for emergencies. the teams dropped baginformatiog in south san francisco f area had been hit with a chemical attack or pandemic the teens wouldopng off supplies tooseheltering in plac department was tracking how fast we're going door to door today so they can get a feel for how long it might go door to door to distribute medications. >> they have stockpiled medical supplies so quicken the response. >> california emergency man many agency sen couraging everybody to be ready for any possible type of natural hazard. >> we shou all have emergency kits stockpiled with items including battery operated radios and flashlights, batteries, a three
better decisions, better policies. this term algorithmic regulation, which means you can have laws and policies in the cities determined by data and not just what we think is best, but what's actually best. so, as cities keep catching on and more and more with the data, you're going to see some really interesting things coming out. >> cool. while we're talking about data, another part of the announcement today was also motion loft making private data available within sort of that initiative and that website wrieri'd like to hear a little more, john, about kind of deciding to share that data with the city and also a lot of times especially with other companies you see them being very protective of their data. there is a lot of value there. how do you sort of balance, protecting the value of your data and commercial viability versus making it available to the public? >> so, we have a unique problem, i think, to a lot of start-ups in the fact that we have a product that we sell and a lot of different vertical. we also have data we want to provide to the society at large. and how do we
dumping in itself is reprehensible and it's illegale laws implicated. there are treatment laws that healthcare providers are required to adhere to. >> herrera has sent a letter to nevada's governor and top health officials demanding records of patient transfers. >>> coming up, why your next online purchase could cost you a little more. >> plus, forget flooding. the restaurant that brings new meaning to waterfront dining. >> but first, play ball. a very dedicated fan going the extra mile to get a foul ball after the break. how's he doing? we'll tell you. >> what's cool about your school? we want to know. submit your nomination on our website, kpix.com/coolschool. and we may come and feature your school on the show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, royals redsox game this fant for a foul ball. you see him leap into the air and me the catch... taking out a f >>> talk about a dedicated fab. sunday's red sox, royals game. this fan leaped into the air, makes the grab and down for the count. he gets back up, gets aing about hug. and in his right hand that little piece of cowhide. apparently he is
led the negotiations for the reunification of east germany. he is proficient in economics and law and vlad holds a doctorate of law and is written a number of books most recently the future of modernization, what we can learn from the crisis. mr. minister we are delighted you are with us and we look forward to your remarks and then we will pepper you with questions. >> thank you very much. sorry for being late. today we are, our hearts and minds are with boston and i hope it will be over soon. i have to make remarks on the financial markets that are going well in europe as you all know. [laughter] i will be brief to have time for discussion and therefore i just want to say we all remember the crisis that started in the united states in 2008 and in 2008 we all agreed it will never happen again. we have to learn our lessons. the summit to london and pittsburgh and a two the g20 meeting today in boston. we have made a lot of progress in doing this since then. we agreed that the reason -- there are three reasons. too much -- too much liquidity in the financial markets and too few regu
saying he had just stabbed his brother-in- law. officers arrived on scene and the suspect came out of the householding a hammer. police say they ordered him to stop but he kept coming so they shot and killed him. >>> liz has been following traffic issues on the roads. how's it look? >> it's not looking good at all in th dublin area. this is the scene of the accident. westbound 580 right before the 680 interchange. a couple of big rigs crashed into each other. there's one of them there blocking two lanes of traffic. two lanes are getting by. but as chopper zooms out it is just a sea of brake lights. as far as the eye can see. i haven't seen it. 70 minutes plus in the westbound lanes. so you may want to consider using alternates. take isabel. use that to cut over to vallecitos as one possible option. just avoid westbound 580 in the meantime until they clear that accident. it was first reported about an hour ago. let's go out to the bay bridge. they turned on the metering lights and so this is what we're left with now. we have delays in the fastrak and cash lanes. looks like it's back
say there's between 5 and 15 deaths. also three to five firefighters remain missing. one law enforcement official previously unaccounted for has been found. he is now in serious condition at a local hospital. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez in west, texas for us earlier this morning. earlier we spoke to derek hurt. he's the guy who reported the dramatic moment of the explosion. on the tape you can hear the panic in his daughter's voice as she screams, i can't hear, i can't hear. so i began by asking derek how everyone is doing this morning? >> good. her inner ear is a little sore, but other than that, we do have our full hearing back. >> you were driving in the area, you saw the flames initially. during they were coming from that fertilizer plant? or did you think they were coming from something else? >> we thought maybe it was the high school. we drove over to check it out and saw that it was the fertilizer plant burning. we were going to shoot a little video of it and get out of there. we just didn't make it out in time. >> can you give me an idea how close you were to the b
by will you -- must include the contributions of the transgendered? by law. you will have to have pages on transgendered contributions. people who were crossed over sex, or dressed in the other sex. clothing. isn't that absurd? isn't that totalitarian? i thought the purpose of the textbook was to tell the truth, not make groups feel good. but as i point out in the book, leftism is overwhelmingly rooted in feelings. >> host: dennis prager is the author. "still the best hope" is the name of his recent best seller. louis from florida, you're on the air. you're talking with dennis prager. >> caller: i'd like to ask mr. prayinger and his ilk what he just said about truth, why should people believe the bible when that's the biggest novel ever written? who believes the earth is 5,000 years old? how can you follow a book that tells you the world is 5,000 years old and hisclass commentary about the christian schools and the seminary, how does he say something like that and he wants to be honest? i know this man is a right winger, and he wouldn't fifth credit to anybody, but my main question is,
in consultation with mayor thomas menino, governor patrick. every single one of the law enforcement partners that were involved in this operation, we examined all of the facts, and came to the conclusion that at that point in time, at that juncture, we felt that either the suspects had fled the area or there was not enough specific information to keep the city in . . . . . . . our inquiry. >> but based on the fact that the government of russia contacted the united states, whether the fbi found something or not, do you think the boston police department should have been made aware of that situation, a guy like that living in your community? >> well, let me stress, matt, i >> let me stress, matt, i don't have specific information about the international conversations that were going on, but i can tell you we are looking at everything and that will be certainly part of the review. >> boston police commissioner ed davis. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >>> now here's savannah. >>> we are learning more about the suspects this morning as investigators dig in to their past for clues. today
're following. in cooperation with u.s. officials, canadian law enforcement officials say they have foiled a plot to blow up a passenger train. what can you tell me about that? >> reporter: a passenger train, matt, from new york to ontario. it would be on canada's version of amtrak. they got onto it lastfall when they got a tip from the ka madian muslim community. authorities have been watching these two men closely since then. they say the plot was inspired by al qaeda in iran which they say was providing, quote, direction and guidance. now according to officials in both the u.s. and canada this plot never got to the stage of acquiring explosives, but even so he, these officials say the two men have both the intent and the capability of following through with it, matt. >> frightening possibility. thanks very much. >>> we are following two major stories this morning when it comes to flying. federal officials are putting on hold a new rule that would allow small knives back on planes. it was supposed to take effect on thursday but it has received strong opposition from flight crews and some
the facility on woodside avenue at portola around 10 p.m. last night. both the facility and law enforcement agencies involved are still tight-lipped about the search. >>> five teenaged suspects are in custody in the death of a santa clara county paramedic who was shot earlier in the oakland hills. quinn boyer died at the hospital april 4th, two days after being shot in the head in his car. oakland police say the suspects have admitted to the shooting. they were arrested monday and yesterday, but there's still no word on a motive. >> i am deeply concerned by the fact that the persons responsible for this man's murder range in the age of 14 to 16 years old. that is unacceptable. >> police followed leads about a suspicious car and found it abandoned near an oakland school. the suspects were identified through surveillance video from year the site. investigators believe boyer is a random target. a memorial was held for him yesterday. >>> new this morning, a san mateo father is now being hailed a hero after saving his wife and 7 children from a burning home. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington tel
. >> i've been in law enforcement for 30 years, and i can't be more proud of my profession than am in the last 48 hours. >> reporter: the showdown may ut it came at a cost. devastated by the loss to sean. >> police say 26-year-old m.i.t. officer died in an ambush at the hands of dzhokhar tsarnaev and his brother tamerlan. they got into a fierce gun battle with cops. tamerlan died but not before officer donahue took a bullet in the leg, severing an artery. >> officer's blood volume was almost entirely lost to the point of heart stopping. >> reporter: we're told collier and donahue were friends from police academy. now one is dead and one is fight for his life but both are being called heroes. >> with complete disregard to their own safety officers withstood gunfire and explosives more reminiscent of war zone on a quiet suburban street. >> reporter: officer donahue remains under critical condition but they say he'll survive. his brother had this message. >> we will persevere and we will fight because we no of no other way to live but free. thank you very much. >>
should attempt to apprehend them except law enforcement. >> makes me so mad. makes me furious. >>reporter: i showed the image to this woman with who came by the memorial to show her pport for her city. >> this breaks my heart. somebody would do this to the city. the city means so much to me and so much to everyone ee indeed broken. >> devastating day for the boston community and we are not a city. we are truly family. >>reporter: arlene added these 3 bloop to the memorial after remembering something she saw on tv. >> i caught the image of the 3 balloons from the bomb site. first thing i saw were 3 balloons going up in the sky. everybody was like there were 2 death. i said there were 3. >>reporter: her gesture in memory of lindsay lou, crystal campbell and martin richard. >> 3 angels. reaching up to the star. >>reporter: in boston, abc 7 news. is ♪ [ singling]. >> facing a packed audience president obama attended a memorial service in boston today. he delivered a message of resilience and recovery. >> they thought to intimidate us. terrorize us. it should be pret
and at landmarks in major cities all over america law enforcement keeping anything but a low profile. >> i am not in the hope for the best business. i am in the plan for the worst business. >> reporter: meanwhile, in 15 cities around america they are planning to hold marathons of their own within the next week. all of those places now having to think about security in a whole new way. amy, back to you. >> all right, everyone on high alert. dan, thanks so much. >>> and now to two former new england patriots players and super bowl champs, now being hailed as heroic rescuers for racing into the chaos right after the boston bombings. what they were thinking and why they did it in their own words. take a look. >> it looked like a scene from a war. >> it's just a cloud of smoke and chaos and your ears kind of explode. >> my instincts kicked in and i ran toward the blast not thinking and just looking to help. my upbringing and my father was a police officer. my three brothers are new york city firemen and i saw three young girls, trying to carry their mother on their back and ran over to them and sa
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